Scouts master cold-weather camping

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Boy Scout Troops getting ready to observe the Flag raising at the Winter Camporee. (Photo provided by Connor Sullivan)

Boy Scout Troops getting ready to observe the Flag raising at the Winter Camporee. (Photo provided by Connor Sullivan)

By Connor Sullivan, Boy Scout Troop 101 HistorianBoy Scout Troop 101 perfected its winter camping skills at this year’s Winter Camporee. This yearly event was held the weekend of Jan. 25 at Camp Kikthawenund in Frankton. The event was attended by 24 troops, including 309 scouts and 117 adults. Troop 101 had 28 scouts brave the cold temperatures that weekend. All scouts camped in tents with temperatures averaging 13 degrees. It is a challenge for boy scouts and their winter camping skills.

The theme of the Winter Camporee was Klondike Kirby’s Winter Adventure. Troop 101 had four patrols participating in all the winter skill competitions. Each competition involved the use of winter camping skills to solve real problems. Scouts were challenged with disasters on the trail, orienteering in simulated white-out conditions, and even using dog-style sleds. There were also competitions where Scouts practiced knot skills, fire building and methods of keeping warm in the cold. Boy Scout Troop 101 had a great adventurous weekend filled with numerous winter challenges.

Do you have news or a photo to share with the community? Email Robert Herrington at robert@youarecurrent.com.


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